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Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Awareness Level 1

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Awareness Level 1

£122.40 Inc VAT

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Anyone can be affected by a mental health condition either themselves or a family member, friend, or colleague.  First Aid for Mental Health Awareness also known as Mental Health First Aid is an internationally recognised training course, designed to teach people how to spot the signs and symptoms of mental ill health and provide help on a first aid basis.  In the past year in the UK alone, 74 percent of people have felt so stressed they have been overwhelmed or unable to cope.  Being able to recognise the signs of mental health early will enable you and your organisation to provide the necessary support required.

Remember – Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 (10th May to 15th May 2021).

This course covers the content of the Level 1 course (A ½-Day course aimed at providing learners with the knowledge to identify suspected mental health conditions and the skills to start a conversation and be able to signpost the person towards professional help) but also expands on the effects of drugs and alcohol, incorporates the First Aid for Mental Health Action Plan, and covers ways in which a positive mental health culture can be supported within a workplace.

What will you learn?

  • What is Mental health.
  • Roles and Responsibilities – Associated topics in depth.
  • Mental Health Stigma.
  • Mental Health Continuum Model.
  • Early Warning Signs.
  • Stress – Associated topics in depth – Associated topics in depth.
  • Mental health Conditions – Associated topics in depth.

How the Course Is Delivered?

The course will equip you with the necessary skills to recognise signs of mental ill health, an understanding of common mental health issues, and knowledge of how to support positive wellbeing.  This course is widely available at all our training centres, under the guidance of our specialist Mental Health First Aid at Work trainers. Using the latest training technique, it maximises learner recall and confidence and meets HSE Regulations.  Our training is available in several formats, we offer the essential training you want in many ways to suit your needs.

If you have more than a few staff members that you wish to train, why not consider an onsite course.  If you require us to come to you, we can.  With qualified lead instructors based throughout the UK, HSQE Consultancy can provide training at your premises, at a time and date to suit your requirements.  We deliver the in-house courses at your location and to your needs to give you the training you require.  Businesses looking to save on cost, our in-house courses will be a much more cost-effective option for you, and you will not even need to travel; we come to you, cutting the cost considerably.

Should you require several courses, we can offer you course bundles at competitive corporate rates and potentially offer you discounts.  We currently deliver courses for many national companies throughout the UK so our open courses might suit you better.  Our open courses are ideal for individuals and groups, all our open courses are for anyone wishing to up their skills and knowledge in the chosen subject, these courses can be delivered in the following ways, classroom-based, blended learning which is a mix of both webinar-based and classroom-based delivery methods, there will still be an element of both Practical and Theory assessments in the blending learning approach.


Nature and Mental Health – Mental Health Foundation #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek 2021.  Did you know that connecting with nature can be good for our mental health? 

Nature and Mental Health – Mental Health Foundation Video

There are lots of ways that you can get involved in Mental Health Awareness Week and #ConnectWithNature.


This course ensures that you meet recommendations underlined by the HSE and provides you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to use what you have learned in a real emergency.  Independent research and evaluation show that taking part in an MHFA course:

  • MHFA course raises awareness and mental health literacy.
  • MHFA course reduces stigma around mental ill health and feel confident guiding people towards appropriate support.
  • MHFA course boosts knowledge and confidence in dealing with mental health issues.
  • MHFA course encourages people to start a conversation with a person who may be experiencing a mental health issue.
  • MHFA course promotes early intervention which enables recovery.

Upon successful completion of the qualification assessment, Learners will be awarded the Ofqual regulated Level 1 Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health (RQF)/Award in Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health at SCQF Level 4. This qualification expires on the 3 years anniversary after successfully completing and being issued the certification.  However, we recommend that you attend an upskill course every year to refresh your skills.

Issuing of certification, as part of our environmental policy and conscientious effort to lower the impact on the environment, all certificates will be available as a link and PDF download on completion, this will be sent to you. Our e-certificates are valid certification and accepted by all governing bodies and accreditations centres.  But, if you require a physical copy we are more than happy to send one out to you.


A maximum of 16 students can be accommodated on this course and all candidates must be a minimum of 14 years of age to qualify.

Length of course

4 Hours.


£85.00 + VAT per person. (£102.00 Total Cost).

For groups, bundles and all in-house training please contact us for help and guidance.


Candidates have a good understanding of spoken and written English. While we are often able to provide support to people who do not have English as a first language, our ability to do so is limited by the time available and the number of people who require assistance. We may be able to make special arrangements if requested in advance. Please contact us if you need any guidance.  Candidates do not need to have prior learning or experience in this qualification.

Please be aware that the content of the First Aid for Mental Health course can be triggering for some individuals, as there are several sensitive subject matters that must be covered.  We advise that, before booking, learners download the Course Factsheet (available by selecting here) and read through the course content.

What to bring on the day?

Candidates are required to bring Photo ID in order that they may take the exam. This can either be a Passport or a Driving License.

How Do I Know Which Course Is Best Suited to Me?

This course is ideal for anyone in the workplace, as well as for individuals who wish to have a better understanding of mental health issues, and how to help.  If you’re having trouble choosing a course, please call us on 01252214075 or simply fill out the contact form. One of our helpful team members will be more than happy to help!

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